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Ellen Degeneres Quotes About Courage, Kindness and Laughter

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Ellen Degeneres quotes on Changing The World

Here are some of our favorite Ellen Degeneres quotes on how we can live a life with meaning, purpose and joy!


1.) Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. – Ellen Degeneres


2.) I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. – Ellen Degeneres


3.) If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. – Ellen Degeneres


4.) Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings. – Ellen Degeneres


5.) I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. – Ellen Degeneres

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Ellen Degeneres quotes on passion and purpose

6.) Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. – Ellen Degeneres


7.) It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think. – Ellen Degeneres


8.) I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules. – Ellen Degeneres


9.) Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. – Ellen Degeneres


10.) I learned compassion from being discrimanted against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion. – Ellen Degeneres


11.) While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I’d say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses.  – Ellen Degeneres


12.) Though you feel like your not where you’re suppose to be, you shouldn’t worry because the next turn you take, it will lead you to where you wanna go. – Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres quotes on true beauty

13.) To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. – Ellen Degeneres


14.) I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. – Ellen Degeneres


15.) I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me. – Ellen Degeneres


16.) It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. – Ellen Degeneres


17.) Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with. – Ellen Degeneres


18.) Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. – Ellen Degeneres


19.) We’re all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, “Who Am I and How Do I Want To Live My Life.” – Ellen Degeneres


20.) Don’t worry about what people say about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying. – Ellen Degeneres


21.) Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive? – Ellen Degeneres


22.) True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass. – Ellen Degeneres

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23.) My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. – Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres quotes on fear and failure

24.) I don’t know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I’ve got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked — Heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want. – Ellen Degeneres


25.) It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be. I wanted to make people Happy. – Ellen Degeneres


26.) Beauty is not between a size 0 and size 8. Its not a number at all. – Ellen Degeneres


27.) I think one of the turning points in my life came a few years ago. I started going to sleep at night just talking to myself, saying . . . You Are Perfect Just The Way You Are. – Ellen Degeneres


28.) I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things. – Ellen Degeneres


29.) Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. – Ellen Degeneres


30.) When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important. – Ellen Degeneres


31.) Most people dream of winning an academy award. I had a dream of actually hosting the academy awards. So let that be a Lesson to you kids out there: AIM LOWER. – Ellen Degeneres


32.) We need to learn how to love one another and accept one another. – Ellen Degeneres



33.) I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purcpose, and we all have a different purpose. – Ellen Degeneres


34.) When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds. – Ellen Degeneres

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